Gujarat Tourism Place - Saputara Hill Station

India has many hill stations like Dharamshala, Kullu, Palampur, Manali, Solan, Srinagar, Leh, Nandi hills, Mahabaleshwar, Ooti, Mount Abu, Coonoor, Pauri, Rishikesh etc and Saputara hill station is one of them which is located in Gujarat, India. Here an attempt is made to give overview of Saputara hill station, its location and facility, tourist attractions of Saputara and how to reach Saputara.

Saputara Hill station is a only hill station of Gujarat nearby Dang forest area of the Sahyadri Range which is nearby Gujarat-Maharashtra border. Dang is one of the districts of Gujarat state. Saputara which is at 1000 meter above the sea level has cool and pleasant climate with green environment. Usually temperature of Saputara hill station never exceeds 28 degree C in any season. Meaning of Saputara is 'Adobe of Serpents'. It is said that in Ramayana, Lord Rama along with Goddess Sita and Laxman spent their 11 years here in Saputara forest Range. Saputara is now a hill resort with hotels, swimming pools, parks, clubs, theatre, ropeways and museum to serve the visitor to this amazing hill station. Saputara resort gives fresh and cool weather.

Saputara Hill Station - Gujarat tourism

Places to visit in Saputara Hill station

Vansda National Park which is private forest range of Vansda Maharaja and this park covers more than 20 square km area. Park is now home for leopard, tiger, python, giant squirrel and other animals and birds. In order to visit this park one has to take permission from Chief Wildlife Warden of Gandhinagar of District Forest Officer, Ahwa.

Purna Sanctuary
Purna sanctuary is part of moist forest in western ghat of Gujarat and it has area of 160 square kilometer. Purna Sanctuary is located at Mahal which is at 60 km far from north of Dang. Gira river and Purna river cross this Purna Sanctuary. This sanctuary also requires prior permission before visit to this sanctuary. Mahal Bardipura Forest has wildlife sanctuary at a distance of 60 km from Saputara. This forest is having rivers and bamboo trees which offer excitement while tracking and passing through it.

Gira Falls
Saputara has Gira falls which is at 52 km from Saputara. Best time to visit Gira falls is June to November during which monsoon and start of winter. Gira falls is one of the most important attractions of visitor of Saputara hill station.

Sunrise and Sunset point
Any hill station has one important place where one can have chance to see sunrise and sunset. Sunset point at Saputara gives an aerial view of nearby forest and village area. Sunrise point gives view of Saputara and nearby Malegaon. This has also a name given like Valley view point by Tata Consultancy Services to attract more traffic of visitors here. The thick forest nearby Saputara is a home for Adivasi-tribal people.

Artist Village
Artist village is a exhibition for display of tribal artifacts. One can buy and also perform work there. Visitors can also paint and craft tribal paintings and objects. This is best way to learn the culture of the people nearby Saputara. The community run by private agency gives simple accommodation at cheap rate.

Gardens at Saputara
Saputara hill station has Rose Garden, with many different and variety of roses available here. Step garden is in form of steps which is in the same form as you are climbing some elevated place. Lake garden of Saputara is on the bank of Saputara lake which is one of the best picnic spot of Saputara hill station.

Rope way and boating are one of the excitement task one can enjoy at Saputara. Paddle boat is available to visit greenery surrounded in Saputara. Ropeway gives ten minutes ride to get valley crossed and to reach to sunset point.

Rope way rates of Saputara Hill station
Saputara Rope way Ride helps you to go to Sunset point via Vaity Resort by passing through hills, rivers, and valleys in 10-15 minutes duration and this ride give you aerial view of complete hill station. Ticket rates of Rope way ride is around Rs. 40 to 60

Stay at Saputara

Saputara has many luxurious and good hotels to stay. It has hotels like Aakar Lords Inn, Shilpi Hill Resort, Chitrakoot Hill Resort, Hotel Savshanti Lake Resort, Vaity Rope way Resort to stay. Many budget and non-budgeted hotels are available here in Saputara. In a way to Saputara from Gujarat and from Maharashtra, it is surrounded by good restaurants which serve Bombay style as well as Gujarati style food to visitors.

Best time to visit Saputara Hill Station

The best time to visit Saputara Hill Station is from April to November.
Note: In monsoon one has best visiting experience at Saputara.

How to reach Saputara Hill station

Saputara is 589 km far from Bhavnagar, 603 km from Rajkot, 420 km from Ahmedabad, 300 km from Vadodara and 172 km from Surat. One has three option to get to the Saputara hill station.
  • Nearest railway station: Bilimora (80 km away from Saputara)

  • Nearest Airport: Surat (172 km away from Saputara)

  • Road: Constant bus facility from Chikhli, Nasik, Surat, Bilimora.

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